Two men have been arrested following an investigation into the gangland slaying of Sydney‘s Mr Big Alen Moradian.
The cocaine kingpin, 48, was gunned down while sitting in his car in an underground car park in Bondi Junction in around 8.30am on Tuesday 27 June.
Cops swooped on a waterfront Yowie Bay property in the Sutherland Shire at 6am on Wednesday where they arrested Luke ‘Fat boy’ Sparos over the alleged murder.
Moradian and Sparos were close associates, with the latter reportedly attending Moradian’s funeral in July.
Police will allege Sparos, 42, was the mastermind behind his former associate’s slaying.
Alen Moradian (pictured), 48, was gunned down while sitting in his car in an underground car park in Bondi Junction in around 8.30am on Tuesday 27 June
At the same time Sparos was taken into custody at Sutherland Police Station, police arrested a 31-year-old man at a property in Moorebank in Sydney’s south west.
He was taken to Liverpool Police Station, where he is expected to be charged with murder.
Moradian, whose taste for the finer things in life once saw him spend $1million turning a McMansion in Sydney‘s north-west into a suburban palazzo, had been living in fear in the months leading up to his death.
He regularly changed residences and cars to stay one step ahead of hitmen, even staying away from his wife of 15 years to protect her.
But to those who knew him, Moradian was still instantly recognisable with a body covered in tattoos and a mouth full of gold teeth.
Police will allege Luke Sparos (pictured), 42, was the mastermind behind his former associate Alen Moradian’s slaying
The gangster, who was also known as ‘Fathead’ was hiding out in a Bondi Junction apartment block in Sydney’s east when two gunmen ambushed him in the building’s underground car park about 8.30am on June 27.
He had been sitting in a black Audi RS4 leased from a car hire company in Sydney’s south-west when one of the shooters fired up to seven bullets into his head and body.
Moradian’s wife Natasha told Daily Mail Australia two detectives came to the couple’s home in Sydney’s north-west and warned them both of an ‘imminent danger to him’.
‘They told him to move to a secure residence and change his routines and patterns,’ Mrs Moradian said.
‘They were at our home for over an hour explaining how important it was. Alen left our home that night and did not return.’
Moradian, who had been released from prison in December 2017 after spending a decade behind bars for importing cocaine, was still on parole and took the threat seriously.
Mrs Moradian blamed the police for her husband’s death.
‘This could have been prevented if the police force granted my husband approval to travel overseas or at least interstate,’ she told Daily Mail Australia on the day she laid him to rest.
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